Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A maneuver in gymnastics, martial arts, and similar sports in which a person moves from lying on the back directly to a standing position by thrusting the legs upward and pushing off with hands placed palms-down near the ears.
  • noun The untanned hide of a small or young animal, such as a calf.
  • noun A set or bundle of such hides.
  • noun A rooming house.
  • noun A place to sleep; a bed.
  • noun Sleep.
  • intransitive verb To sleep.
  • noun A unit of weight equal to 1,000 pounds (455 kilograms).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To snatch; take up hastily.
  • To hold or keep: with together.
  • To conduct one's self; act.
  • noun A lodging-house; a bed in a lodging-house; hence, a bed in general.
  • noun The hide of a young or small beast, as a lamb or calf. The term is also applied to the skins of full-grown cattle when they are of a small breed, or, in general, undersized.
  • noun A sharp-pointed hill; a jutting point.
  • noun A hook.
  • noun The enlarged tip of the lower jaw of a spent salmon. See kipper, n.
  • noun In. coal-mining, a level or gently sloping outgoing roadway, at the extremity of an engine-plane, upon which the full tubs stand ready to be sent up the shaft.
  • noun A house of ill fame.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The hide of a young or small beef creature, or leather made from it; kipskin.
  • noun See Kipskin.
  • noun Scot. A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
  • noun (Gymnastics) A method or feat of raising the body when hanging or swinging by the arms, as for the purpose of mounting upon the horizontal bar. The legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun gymnastics A basic skill or maneuver in artistic gymnastics on the uneven bars, parallel bars, high bar and still rings used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
  • noun Australia, games, two-up A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
  • noun Scots A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
  • noun The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol , abbreviation LAK.
  • noun informal, chiefly UK A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.
  • noun informal, chiefly UK Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.
  • noun informal, chiefly UK A very untidy house or room.
  • noun informal, chiefly UK, dated A brothel.
  • verb informal, chiefly UK To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
  • noun The untanned hide of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.
  • noun A bundle or set of such hides.
  • noun obsolete A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.
  • noun The leather made from such hide; kip leather.
  • noun A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.
  • noun A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.
  • noun rare, nonstandard A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright
  • noun sleep
  • noun the basic unit of money in Laos
  • verb be asleep

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German Kippe, seesaw, arm of a balance, kip-up, from kippen, to tilt, tip over, from Low German Kippe, point, tip, from Latin cippus, post, pillar.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, bundle of animal hides, perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps from Danish kippe, cheap inn; akin to Old Norse -kippa (as in kornkippa, seed-corn holder) and Low German kiffe, hovel.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Lao kiʽp, ingot, kip.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ki(lo)– + p(ound).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Unknown. Some senses maybe related to German Kippe ("stub").

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1950–55, from Lao ກີບ (kiip).

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1760–70, probably related to Danish kippe ("dive, hovel, cheap inn") and Middle Low German kiffe ("hovel"). From the same distant Germanic root as cove.

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1325–75, Middle English kipp, from Middle Dutch kip, from Middle Low German kip ("pack, bundle of hides")

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1910–15, Americanism, abbreviated from kilo + pound.

Examples

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  • In Ireland, a kip is a nap or a mess. "I'm going to take a kip and I want all of you to clean this kitchen; it's a total kip!"

    December 21, 2009

  • ..."of a young or small beef creature"

    September 22, 2011

  • Wow, cattle and coal mining. Fun!

    September 22, 2011

  • I think that young or small beef creature needs some consolatory brackets.

    September 22, 2011

  • I think "consolatory brackets" needs some consolatory brackets.

    September 22, 2011

  • I remember watching Bambi when I was a kid. It's a movie about a young or small venison creature.

    September 23, 2011